De Heus unit Koudijs opens new plant in Ukraine

De Heus unit Koudijs opens new plant in Ukraine

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Facility will produce vitamin and mineral supplements for animals

Royal De Heus subsidiary Koudijs has opened a new plant in Ukraine for manufacturing vitamin and mineral supplements for animals, according to a report.

The new EUR7.8 million (US$9.2 million) plant, located in Khylchytsi in the Lviv region, will have a production capacity of 1,500 metric tons of finished products per month. Ukraine’s Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food said the new plant is eight floors and utilizes automated control systems, an automatic packaging line and robotics.

Vitamin and mineral supplements produced at the plant will meet demand for the Ukrainian market, with export a possibility for the future.

“In order for the economy in the state to develop, the authorities must create the necessary conditions for this. Today, we are building roads, improving infrastructure, building schools and sports grounds and opening new powerful enterprises. For example, yesterday, the first innovative seed-breeding center in Western Ukraine was launched in the region, and today we are opening a modern plant for the production of feed,” the Ministry of Agrarian Policy said in a report, citing Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytsky.

According to Feed Strategy’s Top Feed Companies database, De Heus is a global player in compound feed, premixes and concentrates for livestock and fish. Through its own operations as well as joint ventures and partnerships, the Dutch company is active in 75 countries, with sales and production sites in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. De Heus Group’s export department works under the name Koudijs. International joint ventures have been formed with Wellhope Agri-Tech Co. Ltd. in China, Nukamel in Belgium (milk replacer), MUB in Brazil, Koudijs Kapo Feed in Egypt, Alema Koudijs Feed in Ethiopia, Mkorma in Russia (under the name Koudijs Mkorma) and with D-mix in Ukraine (under the name Koudijs). In addition to feed production, De Heus conducts research and offers consulting and business services through its subsidiary Agra-Matic.